Want to live like a healthy person? Then follow these 8 healthy habits.
- Eating healthily is important to them: Healthy eating is just how they eat and they wouldn’t have it any other way. They start the day with a hearty breakfast, always stop for lunch at a reasonable hour and enjoy a nutritious and balanced dinner. To make it all possible they plan their meals and shop regularly so that their kitchen is fully stocked with nutritious food options. Most of all they don’t rely on convenience or takeaway foods to get them through the day.
- They exercise daily: Exercise is a just a regular part of their day. Whether they exercise morning or night, healthy people carve out time each day to exercise. They exercise for the endorphin hit, just as much as for the health benefits. If they do miss a session though, it’s no big deal as they also keep active throughout the day taking the stairs whenever possible and walking whenever they get the opportunity.
- They understand the concept of balance: Healthy people live by the notion that everything should be enjoyed in moderation. No food is off-limits and despite loving to keep fit, they know it’s ok to take a day away from exercise. Healthy people don’t feel guilt about indulging in their favourite food or skipping their daily run for a relaxing afternoon with family and friends.
- They surround themselves with healthy people: Healthy people surround themselves with like-minded people so that they enjoy their healthy lifestyle with others close to them. Spending time around other healthy people helps to reinforce their healthy behaviours.
- They look on the bright side of life: Healthy people are more optimistic and don’t waste energy complaining. They maintain a positive attitude in everything they do and work proactively to change things when they need to.
- They prioritise sleep: Too many of us skip sleep in a bid to get more down, but not healthy people. They realise how important sleep is for their productivity and their health. They always get 7-8 hours of sleep a night and make sure it’s good quality by keeping technology out of the bedroom and making sure the bedroom is cool and comfortable.
- They don’t follow fads: Whether it’s the latest fad diet, weight loss tool or exercise gadget, healthy people won’t follow jump on board. Why? Because they know nutrition, fitness and health trends have nothing to do with being healthy and everything to do with making money and producing quick results that won’t last. A balanced lifestyle is the only way to stay healthy.
- They listen to their body: Healthy people respect their body and listen to what it has to tell them. When they are feeling rundown and tired, healthy people rest. When they are feeling like a piece of chocolate, they savour it without guilt.
Photo Credit: Ingimage
About the author
Caitlin Reid is a unique health professional with qualifications as an accredited nutritionist, accredited exercise physiologist and yoga teacher. Caitlin is passionate about all things health and wellness, and keeps up-to-date with the latest health research, which she uses when contributing expert advice to health, fitness, lifestyle and food companies. She is also the nutrition expert for the Women’s Fitness magazine, the dietitian for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and ambassador for Papaya Australia. Follow Caitlin on Instagram @caitlinareid or visit her website.